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K.C. Holder

2017 NACSA Leader

K.C. Holder will become the Director of the Northern Michigan University Charter Schools Office (NMU CSO), which authorizes nine schools, in July 2017. He currently is a Professor of Education in the Education, Leadership, and Public Service department at NMU and serves as the NMU CSO Lead Monitor for Educational Programs and Performance Contracting. He began working with NMU CSO in 2005, currently conducts annual site-visits to schools and presents at school board, administrator, and lead-teacher workshops. K.C. teaches foundations and mathematics methods courses in pre-service teacher education, as well as educational research courses at the graduate level. He started his career in education as a middle/high-school mathematics teacher having taught in New Mexico, Idaho, and Alaska.

Most Recent Posts
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...